Alice H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-414) interviewed by Janet Hadda and Erika Jacoby
- Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
- Interview Date
- October 22, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alice H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-414). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alice H., who was born in Warsaw, Poland. She recounts her family's emphasis on education; moving to Kraków in 1937; marriage; German invasion; unsuccessfully attempting to flee East; joining her family in Warsaw; ghettoization; overcrowding and starvation; slave labor outside the ghetto; her father's death; her mother's deportation (she never saw her again); returning to the ghetto after escaping from a deportation train; her husband obtaining false papers and arranging their escape through his acquaintances in the Polish underground; living as Poles outside the ghetto; witnessing the Warsaw ghetto uprising in 1943; her son's birth in July 1944; liberation in 1945; and moving with her family to Katowice, still afraid to reveal their Jewish identity. Mrs. H. describes traveling to Stuttgart; her younger son's birth; and emigration with her husband and sons to the United States. She reflects on the importance of preserving their sense of identity while hiding and reluctance to share their war experiences with their children.